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Piazza Gian Battista Morgagni

At S. Maria dei Servi monaster lived San Pellegrino loved and worshiped by Forlì body of citizens


Information: Piazza Gian Battista, 47121 Forlì (FC), Italia
Telephone number: +39.0543.712435

Mail: iat@comune.forli.fc.it


Description

Between the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, in Morgagni square, clean and smooth as a billiard table, were played flaming games of "Palla al bracciale". This sport excited intellectuals like Goethe, Leopardi and the future Pope Giovanni Mastai Ferretti (Pius IX).
Facing the square, there is the convent of Santa Maria dei Servi, where the Saint Laziosi Pellegrino lived(1265 - 1345): he was the first of Romagna declared as saint after the adoption of the strict procedures of the modern process of canonization. There now arises the church, dedicated to him in the thirteenth century, rich in works of art such as the Crucifix (school of Rimini) in the chapter room and the funeral monument of Luffo Numai.
On the side of the square opposite the church stands the magnificent complex built in the early decades of the eighteenth century, thanks to the generosity of Cardinal Fabrizio Paulucci.
Even after the Napoleonic suppression, the building was mainly used for school activities, hence the name of Palazzo degli Studi. From 1836 to 1922 it was the site of Library, the Art Gallery and Museums appendages.
Since 1979 hosts the Provincial Administration.

How to get there

From Piazza Saffi take Corso della Repubblica and turn right into Via Flavio Biondo. Piazza Morgagni is in front of the Palace of the Province.


Last update mercoledì 29 agosto 2018

 

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Comune di Forlì - Piazza Saffi, 8 47121 Forlì - Tel. 0543 712111
Partita IVA: 00606620409
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